2013 Lotte Lenya Competition
The Lotte Lenya Competition, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2013, seeks exceptionally talented young singer/actors who excel in a wide range of musical theater styles for the 2013 competition. Contestants will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500; total prizes awarded will exceed $50,000.
Established in 1998 by the Kurt Weill Foundation, the Lotte Lenya Competition is a unique international contest that bridges the worlds of opera/operetta and Broadway musical theater, following the example of Lenya’s husband Kurt Weill, whose compositions spanned many genres. More than a vocal competition, the contest emphasizes the acting of songs and arias within a dramatic context and idiomatic singing of a broad range of theater repertoire.
The 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition is open to artists ages 19-32 born after 31 December 1980 and before 1 January 1994. Each contestant must submit an application and a preliminary audition DVD by 1 February 2013. Those selected as semi-finalists will be invited to audition live in New York City on 15-16 March 2013. Competition finals will be held on 13 April 2013, at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, USA. Finalists will each receive an award of $1,000. Stipends to offset travel costs to the semi-finals and finals will be available.
For more information, repertoire guidelines, and application, go to: www.kwf.org/LLC
Sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music